We live at a unique time on earth; at the crossroads of economic, political and ecological crises. A healthy planet requires that we create a new story of human life on earth. It's time to re-skill for a resilient future. It's time to get Skillly! Skillly.com is a premium online video channel for sustainable skills learning. It's a way to find content about natural living without having to sort through Youtube or Vimeo.. A place where hand-picked tutorials can rise to the top and get new visitors excited about keeping bees, growing food, uses of solar energy, living cooperatively in self governing communities and everything in between.
My name Aaron Murphy but I'm also known as 'iLLLy”. My partner Rae and I met at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage where we both now live. Rae would say 'I Love Love Love You' and my nickname iLLLy was born.
Before landing in NE Missouri at this intentional community with my new name....Both of us lived in Los Angeles but wanted to start living the better life that we know is possible. A life that encourages me to excercise daily at home instead of driving across town to a gym, a life that allows me to garden and make things instead of working at a job that pointlessly consumes time and valuable resources. I have longed for a life that allows me to have free time with friends enjoying nature and affordable food that doesn't poison or pollute.
I would scour the web for online videos that demonstrate how to make rain capture barrels, the best way to compost food waste and stories of clever people who finally bucked the system and started travelling down their own path. I was inspired and watch hundreds of tutorials on sustainable living. All of these tutorials gave me the courage to jump head first into a new way of being and move to Dancing Rabbit where I found healthy practices, encouragement and love.
Dancing Rabbit is a growing village where the goal is to live ecologically sustainable and socially rewarding lives, and to share the skills and ideas behind that lifestyle. In support of that mission, Rae and I started Skillly.com as a way to create, organize and share life transforming videos. The same ones that radically changed my life.
We started creating mockups for the site but decided right away that this project is potentially so big (& technically complicated & important) that it deserves a proper team to get it up and running. We have already experimented with a visual presence for this inspired web destination and it's really exciting! Now we need a functioning website. So that is where you come in!
We need money to hire Web Design, Graphic Design and Web Marketing personel so we can reach the largest number of people and make this important brand stand out next to other popular media platforms. We are asking you for your financial support to make the next part of Skillly a reality.
Future fund raising will allow us to purchase improved web hosting services, video production equipment and hire Editors to create original professional content. We also want to pay forward the everyday people who produce these amazing tutorials that show us how to live differently by helping promote and monetize their creations.
Skillly.com will spread the sustainable practices already going on in the world and demonstrate that we HAVE ALL OF THE TECHNOLOGY WE NEED to not just survive but to THRIVE. Most importantly Skillly will 'normalize' the growing culture of ecological living.
At this moment a world view that emphasizes reduced consumption and mutual care for all life on this planet seems to exist outside of and in spite of commercial media. Almost as good as donating money is sharing this video with your network of friends, family and anyone else that wants to encourage a culture of acceptance and abundance guided by the rules of nature. Thank you so much for watching and we appreciate any contributions you can make! Please click on one of the contribution buttons on the right edge of this page!!
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iLLLY and Rae